CAR: invaluable access to aid back on track

Mingala town in Basse-Kotto, a district in the Central African Republic (CAR), has yet again become available for rendering humanitarian aid.

You are restoring our joy because there is no one left here to help us”, said Nadine Nguereguele a 19-year-old resident of Mingala town when the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) team arrived.

The community relies fully on the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) and organized reconnaissance helicopter flights.

“The helicopter enabled the humanitarian community to provide emergency assistance to people in regions which are otherwise inaccessible due to poor road infrastructure”, revealed Mr. Gian Carlo Cirri, World Food Programme Country Director in CAR. “We are determined to reach men, women and children in need of help wherever they are located countrywide, and we will not relent until this objective is attained.”

The chartered helicopter operated for a month from October 2019 was extended until 15 January 2020 and provided 2.2 tons of emergency aid including water, sanitation and health care supplies.

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